We are proud to announce that we will spend our summer touring the state with other education leaders, giving our “Connect the Dots” presentation about the status of teachers’ rights and upcoming education legislation. This is the kind of work we do to keep communities involved in their schools not just locally but in […]
Public Schools First NC wants to be sure you have the facts. Learn about the current status of the 2015-17 biennial budget and how it affects public education.
In 2012, most states had exhausted their federal stimulus funding, meaning states had to replace this funding in their education budgets. The National School Report Card report shows that states are still struggling to restore state aid to pre-Recession levels. The report points out the states that are providing fair school funding, as well as […]
The Hechinger Report reveals that over the past decade the funding gap between schools in rich and poor communities has reached 44 percent since 2001-2002. The federal Department of Education points out that the “richest 25 percent of school districts receive 15.6 percent more funds from state and local governments per student than the poorest 25 percent […]
Helen F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, John B. Holbein – Duke University A defining characteristic of charter schools is that they introduce a strong market element into public education. In this paper, we examine the evolution of the charter school sector in North Carolina between 1999 and 2012 through the lens of a market model. […]
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The Public School Forum of North Carolina released a report on the impact of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. Created in 1986 to solve a shortage crisis, the program recruited top-performing high school students into the teaching profession, offering competitive, four-year scholarships in return for teaching in North Carolina public schools for at least […]